Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam Pulled from UFC Fight Night 198 Card

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 20, 2021

An intriguing lightweight scrap between Terrance McKinney and Fares Ziam slated for UFC Fight Night 198 has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

McKinney revealed that someone in his corner tested positive for the virus, which forced the promotion to remove the fight from Saturday’s card.

“Someone in my corner got Covid and they were forced to cancel my fight,” McKinney wrote. “I don’t have Covid, but they say due to risk exposure I can’t fight. Sorry y’all, I appreciate all the support and love. We’re workin hard to get the fight rescheduled ASAP.”

As a result, UFC Fight Night 198 will proceed with 11 fights. The card takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight tilt pitting Ketlen Vieira against Miesha Tate.

McKinney turned heads in his Octagon debut, when he knocked out Matt Frevola in just seven seconds at UFC 263. That victory added to a streak in which McKinney has finshed his last four opponents in 72 seconds or less — including a pair of victories under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner.

After falling to Dan Madge in his first promotional foray at UFC 242, Ziam has rebounded to score back-to-back decision triumphs over Jamie Mullarkey and Luigi Vendramini in his next two appearances.